From October 2022, the work of the NABCOP has been expanded on by two new national audits of primary breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer in women and men of all ages.

Find out more.

NABCOP 2020 Annual Report

Click on the front cover of the report below to download your copy

The NABCOP was a collaboration between the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) and the Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), and was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP).

This report presents results from the prospective audit of women aged 50 years and over, diagnosed with breast cancer between 2014 and 2018, in England and Wales. Specifically, it looks at the impact of age on patterns of care, treatment received and outcomes.

This version (1.1) was released on 8 March 2021, and included a correction to Figure 5.3 in the patient characteristics chapter on page 16.

Additional materials supplementary to the report, including individual NHS organisation results, are also available to download.

Click here to go to the supplementary materials for this report

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Published 9 July 2020